Literary Studies

Chocolate’s Transatlantic Journey from Exotic to Everyday

Chocolate’s Transatlantic Journey from Exotic to Everyday

Author Erin Alice Cowling tells us more about her forthcoming book, Chocolate: How a New World Commodity Conquered Spanish Literature which provides a fascinating and worldly narrative about one of the most beloved foods of all time.

Inside Akunin’s Literary Project

Inside Akunin’s Literary Project

The Akunin Project is the first book to study the fiction and popular history of Grigorii Chkhartishvili, who published over sixty books under pen names including Boris Akunin, one of the most popular and prolific Russian writers of the twenty-first century. Elena V. Baraban and Stephen M. Norris offer us a glimpse into the mysterious persona of Russia’s Bestselling Author.

Researching “The Typewriter Century”

Researching “The Typewriter Century”

Martyn Lyons shares what a day in the life of a researcher looks like as he discusses some of the meticulous archival research that went his new book, The Typewriter Century: A Cultural History of Writing Practices.

Order and Disorder: England’s Troubled History

Order and Disorder: England’s Troubled History

Award-winning teacher Ken MacMillan delves deeper into some of the stories found in his new book Death and Disorder and discusses what we can expect from the book.

My Odd Case of Writer’s Block, Or, How I Spent Six Months Writing One Paragraph

My Odd Case of Writer’s Block, Or, How I Spent Six Months Writing One Paragraph

Sharing the Past is an unprecedentedly detailed account of the intertwining discourses of Canadian history and creative literature. In this post, author of the book J.A. Weingarten discusses his own personal experience with writer’s block, and why it took him the best part of six months to complete his book.

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